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Definition of Witness

Witness

  1. Attestation of a fact or an event; testimony.
  2. That which furnishes evidence or proof.
  3. One who is cognizant; a person who beholds, or otherwise has personal knowledge of, anything; as, an eyewitness; an earwitness.
  4. One who testifies in a cause, or gives evidence before a judicial tribunal; as, the witness in court agreed in all essential facts.
  5. One who sees the execution of an instrument, and subscribes it for the purpose of confirming its authenticity by his testimony; one who witnesses a will, a deed, a marriage, or the like.
  6. To see or know by personal presence; to have direct cognizance of.
  7. To give testimony to; to testify to; to attest.
  8. To see the execution of, as an instrument, and subscribe it for the purpose of establishing its authenticity; as, to witness a bond or a deed.
  9. To bear testimony; to give evidence; to testify.

Witness Quotations

I want to thank you for taking time out of your day to come and witness my hanging.
George W. Bush

Standing as a witness in all things means being kind in all things, being the first to say hello, being the first to smile, being the first to make the stranger feel a part of things, being helpful, thinking of others' feelings, being inclusive.
Margaret D. Nadauld

Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.
Woodrow Wilson

Everyone in America likely has a bullying story, whether as the victim, bully or as a witness.
Michael M. Honda

Journalism allows its readers to witness history; fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it.
John Hersey
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Witness Translations

witness in Afrikaans is bywoon
witness in Dutch is getuige
witness in German is Zeuge
witness in Italian is testimonio
witness in Latin is testimonium, testis
witness in Portuguese is testemunha
witness in Spanish is testigo
witness in Swedish is bevittna, vittna, vittne
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